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flashback: Zebra Murders and the Cupertino killer - Shareef interviews Jackson - Sharia in Aceh province

40 miles south of the city in which the infamous Zebra Murders (by a feral, mongrel gang of racist black muslims) of 1973-74 occurred, we see another race-baiting, whoa-is-me, victimhood mentality, Jesse Jackson interviewing, delusional black with an Egyptian name conversion on a killing spree.

Our media went nuts with "Son of Sam", a lone Jewish psychopath on the east coast (a movie was made + TV specials) but many of us have never heard of this major attack by racist black muslims of the "nation of islam" strain...only an out of print book remains to tell the sordid tale.

This is a definitive article on the Zebra killings which TruTV spaced into 16 or so pages so you can't see the pics of the blacks unless you are seriously interested enough....Here it is all in one:

(posted shareef allman interview of jesse jackson since other LL'er took his down
The Zebra Killers

By Julia Scheeres


A couple in their early 40s, a professor and his wife, were driving through the industrial section of San Francisco late one night in the fall of 1973 when a man staggered out of the shadows toward them.

The area was deserted, illuminated by sparse and dim yellow streetlights, and the couple assumed the man was just another skid-row drunk.

Then they noticed his hands were tied behind his back.

The professor got out of the car and cautiously approached the stranger, who was muttering incoherently and struggling to maintain his balance. The professor called out to him. When the man turned around, the professor gasped. The

stranger was hideously mutilated — his skin hung in bloody strips from his skull, as if someone had hacked at his face with a machete.

Someone had.

A few hours before, a group of men had kidnapped the man, Richard Hague, and his wife, Quita, as they took an after-dinner stroll around their neighborhood and forced them into a white van. After sexually molesting his wife, they'd slashed

her neck with a machete, nearly decapitating her. They attacked Richard next, presuming that he was dead when he stopped moving. They presumed wrong. After the van drove off, Richard staggered into the street, where the professor and his wife

found him.

Chief of Inspectors, Charles Barca
Chief of Inspectors, Charles Barca

This was the first in a series of violent attacks by assailants known as the Zebra Killers after San Francisco Police Department dedicated the "Z" radio frequency to all communications related to the case. The senseless killings so terrorized

San Francisco that residents were afraid to walk the streets after dark and out-of-town visitors booked their vacations elsewhere.

Richard Hague, 30, and Quita, 28, had been married for seven years. Richard was a mining engineer who worked for a local office of the Utah International Company. Quita was a reporter for the Industrial City Press in South San Francisco.

On October 19, they ate supper at their home on 399 Chestnut Street in Telegraph Hill, and decided to go for a stroll. They held hands as they walked. Ahead of them, they noticed two young black men stationed on either side of the

sidewalk. As the couple passed between them, one of the men reached out and grabbed Richard's arm.

Quita bolted downhill, but the man drew a gun and pointed it at Richard's chest, threatening to kill him if Quita didn't return, Howard writes. Her husband urged her to cooperate. Reluctantly, she did so, in what was arguably the couple's

worst mistake of the night — it's unlikely the men would have killed Richard if Quita had fled, because she would have been able to describe them to the police.

The men ordered the couple into a white cargo van, making them lie facedown on furniture pads stacked in the back. Their hands were tied behind their backs with twine. They were almost rescued. Officers in a passing patrol car sensed

something amiss and pulled up next to the van. One of them rolled down a window and asked the men if everything was okay.

"Everything's fine, officer," the driver responded politely. "We had to fix a flat." The men were well-dressed and looked the officers in straight in the eye without flinching, Howard writes. They didn't seem to be doing anything illegal, so the

policemen drove on.

As the van drove down the freeway, one of men snaked a hand up Quita's sweatshirt, Howard writes. Next to her, her husband protested, and one of the men hit him in the face with a lug wrench, breaking his jaw in two places.

The van drove into the warehouse district of San Francisco and cruised to a stop alongside the railroad tracks. One of the men pulled Quita from the van, carrying a 16-inch machete in his other hand. He dragged Quita to the tracks, and as

she begged for her life, he slammed the blade down on her neck, over and over again.

Richard miraculously survived his machete assault and managed to stagger into the street, where the professor and his wife found him, stunned and mutilated beyond belief.

Ten days later, on October 29, 1973, the Death Angels claimed their second victim. Frances Rose, 28, was driving up to the entrance gate of the University of California at Berkeley extension center in her gold Mustang when a black man walked in

front of her car. He raised his hand, ordering her to halt, then leaned through the window and asked for a ride, Howard writes. Something about him made Rose step on the accelerator instead. The passenger door was unlocked, and the man flung it

open and fired into the car, spraying bullets into Rose's neck, cheek and chest.

Robert Stoeckmann was luckier.

On November 9, the 26-year-old Pacific Gas & Electric clerk went to a company stockyard on Army Street about 8 p.m. on routine business when a well-dressed black man approached him to ask for directions, Stoeckmann later told the

San Francisco Chronicle. The black man, later identified as a 35-year-old ex-con named Leroy Doctor, thanked him for his help.

After he finished his business at the yard, Stoeckmann was startled to find Doctor waiting for him in the street.

"He pushed me behind the fence, pulled out his gun and aimed it at my mouth," Stoeckmann told the Chronicle. "I was looking at him all the time, and he appeared not overly excited, like he was just doing something on an average stroll. He

looked both ways and then I knew he was going to shoot. I ducked to one side and the bullet grazed my neck...

"I stumbled a couple of feet and fell facedown. I guess he thought I was dead, but I found I could move. He was right on top of me shoving the gun in my stomach, but by this time I was starting to stand.

"I grabbed the gun and lucky for me it was a revolver, because I grabbed the cylinder and it won't fire unless the cylinder turns. I swung the gun away from me and shook it and it flew across the yard."

The yard was illuminated by a single streetlight, and both men raced for the gun. Stoeckmann got there first.

"I turned around and he was advancing on me," he told the paper. "But this time he looked a little more upset. He wouldn't stop, so I shot at him, but nothing happened. I shot again and nothing happened. I suddenly was afraid the gun was

loaded with blanks. But then I remembered the wound in my neck. I fired again and he pitched over."

Police later found Doctor hiding under a railroad trestle; he'd been shot in the arm, shoulder, and stomach. He told police that it was Stoeckmann who pulled the gun on him, but was later convicted of assault with a deadly weapon.

The Grocer and the Junkie

Book Cover: Zebra
Book Cover: Zebra

His name was Saleem Erakat, but he was "Sammy" to his customers. On the day he was killed for appearing too white, the 53-year-old Jordanian Arab had owned Erakat's Grocery at 452 Larkin Street for 13 years.

Erakat and his wife, Somiha, had four children, ranging in age from early teens to 21, and the entire family worked at the store, which was open seven days a week, wrote Clark Howard in “Zebra,” the only book on the case. The store was

located near Civic Center, and government workers streamed through its door on their breaks to buy sandwiches, cold drinks and fruit.

Sunday, November 25, 1973, broke cold and rainy. As Erakat tended the shop by himself, a tall black man wearing a raincoat and carrying an attaché case entered the store and greeted him in Arabic, Howard writes.

"As-salaam-alaikum," the man said. Peace be with you.

"Walaikem as-salaam," the grocer replied. Peace be with you, too.

Erakat recognized him; he was a regular customer.

"Did you come for your apple today?" the grocer joked.

"Not exactly," the black man responded, pulling a gun from his attaché case.

The man ordered Erakat into the back of the shop, where the grocer pointed to a bag of money and told him to take it. The man wasn't interested. He tied Erakat's hands with one of the grocer's own ties and forced him to kneel in a tiny

bathroom. The man's moves were slow and methodical. He wrapped a thick piece of cloth around the muzzle of his gun and pressed it behind Erakat's right ear, then squeezed the trigger, Howard writes, thus ending a father's life and an immigrant's

American dream.

Paul Dancik wasn't as ambitious. He was a 26-year-old heroin junkie.

On December 11, Dancik's last day of life, he was jonesing for a fix. He'd just been released from jail for drug possession and was itching to score. He walked up Haight Street looking for a pay phone. He'd been arrested half a dozen times

before for drug offenses ranging from possession to loitering in areas where narcotics were sold, Howard writes.

Haight & Ashbury Street sign
Haight & Ashbury Street sign

As Dancik stepped up to a phone on Haight Street with a dime in one hand and a scrap of paper with a dealer's phone number in the other, a black man walked up behind him, Howard writes.

"Hey you," the man called. When Dancik turned, the man pumped three bullets into his chest. Danick stared at his attacker in disbelief before staggering 20 feet past him down the sidewalk, one hand pressed to his chest, and collapsing onto

the pavement.


On the evening of December 13, 1973, future San Francisco mayor Arthur Agnos, 35, was attending a meeting in Potrero Hill. A member of the California Commission on Aging, Agnos was in the largely black neighborhood to discuss building a

government-funded health clinic in the area.

The Zebra Killers were also in the neighborhood, hunting whites. After the meeting let out, Agnos stopped on the sidewalk to chat with two women. A man walked up behind him and shot him twice in the back, ripping apart his lungs, spleen

and kidneys. He barely survived.

"The women saw this man come over to us on the sidewalk and assumed he was going to ask directions," Agnos later told the Chronicle. "They saw him pull the gun and fire. I didn't. I thought firecrackers were going off.

"I felt a dull punch in the chest, but thought one of the firecrackers had hit me. The women pulled away, screaming, and I started after them to reassure them I wasn't hurt. They said 'He's trying to kill you,' and at that point I wheeled around.

"I was about ten yards from this man who was trying to kill me. I had never seen him before. He was standing there with the gun in his hand. He didn't blink, he looked at me blankly. There was no sneer or ugly expression. He looked to be

in some kind of a state."

After the man ran off into the night, Agnos was taken into a black household across the street, where someone called an ambulance.

Determined not to be cowed by the attack, Agnos returned to the same neighborhood a month later to attend another meeting about the health clinic. That time, however, he was escorted to and from his car by four police officers and four

large black men, and there was no trouble.

Marietta DiGirolamo, 31, was attacked the same night as Agnos.

The 5'1, 125 lb.-woman had grown tired of waiting for her boyfriend in her apartment, Howard writes, so she donned her coat and went to look for him in the street a little after 9 p.m. She walked up Divisadero, a lively street lined with bars

and boutiques.

As she walked up the street, a black man suddenly shoved her into the doorway of a barbershop, pulled out a gun, and shot her twice in the chest. She spun around to face the barbershop door, and the man shot her again, in the back.

She crashed backwards onto the sidewalk, and died surrounded by strangers.

Teddy Bear

Angela Roselli, a 20-year-old college student, was in a good mood on the night of December 20, 1973. She'd been to a Christmas party where she'd had a few drinks with friends, and was looking forward to a break from her studies.

Afterward, as she parked her car near her apartment in The Haight, she noticed two black men talking in a car that was double-parked further down the block. One of them got out and started walking toward her. She thought he was going

to hit on her.

"He had a real nice coat, light-colored, maybe camel hair, three-quarter-length," she told the Chronicle later. "He was wearing a white tam o'shanter.

"He had this zombie look when I turned around before he shot me," she said. "It was like he was in a trance – he was looking at me, but he was looking through me.

"I didn't see the gun. He must have had it up his sleeve. I thought the first two shots were firecrackers. The third shot made my leg go out. I went down and I figure that saved me from getting his fourth shot in the head."

The third shot had nicked her spine. Roselli spent weeks in physical therapy, but she survived.

Ilario Bertuccio, shot the same night, did not.

The 81-year-old janitor worked at the 7-Up bottling company in the high-crime Bay View district of San Francisco. After he finished sweeping the loading dock, he'd collected his nightly free bottle of 7-Up and stuck it in a paper bag,

Howard writes.

It was a mile walk to his apartment, but Bertuccio enjoyed it, as he did his job. Despite family and friends who urged him to retire, Bertuccio liked to stay active. He was a small man, 5'3 and 135 lbs., and he had an impressive shock of thick

white hair.

The old man probably didn't think anything was unusual about the figure walking down the sidewalk toward him. It was too dark to see the gun he was holding. But as the stranger grew closer, he opened fire on Bertuccio, shooting him four

times in the shoulder and chest. The old man's prized bottle of 7-Up shattered on the cement next to where he fell. Mercifully, Bertuccio died almost instantly.

Two days later, on December 22, two more whites died.

Shortly after 8 p.m., Neal Moynihan, 19, was walking down a street in near the Civic Center. Moynihan, a fifth-generation Irish-American resident of San Francisco, had just gone Christmas shopping and had bought a teddy bear for his kid

sister. As he passed the Civic Center Hotel, gingerly carrying his package, a black man walked up to and shot him in the face, neck and heart. He crumpled lifeless to the sidewalk, the teddy bear splattered with his blood.

Moynihan's murderer fled down an alley and turned down Gough, where Mildred Hosler, 50, was walking to her bus stop. The killer walked up to Hosler and shot her four times in the left breast before continuing down the street at a jog, no

doubt enormously pleased with himself: he'd eliminated two whites in six minutes.

The shooting spree baffled the police. There appeared to be a total absence of motives. No robbery. No rapes. No angry exchange before bullets were fired.

It was every city dweller's worst nightmare – random, senseless, violence. No one was safe. Equally troubling was the ethnic breakdown of the crimes. In every case, the killers were black, the victims were white.

Authorities did know a few things about the killers. In each case, the gunman had walked up to his victim, fired several shots into the person at close range, and then fled on foot. A hit-run killing, police called it. Another clue linked the

killings. The gunman favored a 32-caliber pistol; the shells were scattered over the pavement at each crime scene.

Police Chief Donald Scott announced the "Z" radio frequency would be reserved for all communications related to the case, which the press began to refer to as the "Zebra Killings."

The Deadliest Night

The night of Monday, December 28, took the heaviest toll, as roaming gunmen slayed four whites.

That evening, Jane Holly, 45, decided to do a load of laundry at the Lightning Coin Launderette, a few blocks away from her home.

She was the only white person in the laundromat, Howard writes, and as her clothes spun in the washers, she sipped a grape soda and shared a newspaper with another patron, a black man who sat next to her.

Holly was born in St. Louis County, Missouri, and grew up in a household where she was one of 14 children. In San Francisco, she worked for Wells Fargo Bank.

As she reached into a dryer to take out her clothes, a black man leveled a gun at her and shot her twice in the back, Howard writes. She slumped against the row of stainless steel dryers, and the black man she was sharing the newspaper

with ran over and eased her to the ground.

Witnesses described her killer as a tall slender black man wearing a three-quarter-length leather coat and a "Fu Manchu mustache," the Chronicle reported. The man fled the scene in a 1969 Cadillac.

When her husband, George Holly, got home from a Masonic meeting a little after 10:30 p.m., he was surprised that his wife was still at the laundromat.

"So naturally, I strolled down to Silver Avenue to help her carry the things back," he later told the Chronicle. "And instead, I found her laundry there, and a homicide inspector who told me she was dead."

Holly described his wife as a woman who had an infectious laugh and who was very social. She'd joked with him shortly before she was killed that "when the time comes, make sure you don't arrange the funeral for any day but the weekend.

There's no excuse for upsetting our friends' schedules by having a funeral on a weekday."

The couple would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary that April.

Tana Smith, 32, a secretary in Bechtel Corp., lived alone in an apartment at 2908 California Street.

She had recently lost some weight, Howard writes, and had decided to buy material at a fabric store near her apartment to sew herself a new outfit to celebrate. At around 8 p.m., Smith paused at the intersection of Geary Boulevard and

Divisadero Street. A light-skinned black man with a mustache and dark coat walked up behind her and shot her twice in the back.

The man fled on foot, and a crowd gathered. A black man took off his coat and rolled it up to pillow her head. When the ambulance arrived, Smith complained about the pain. She died shortly afterward.

At the crime scene, police again found 32-caliber shell casings, and immediately knew it was another Zebra hit.

Vincent Wollin was killed on his 69th birthday. The retired Coast Guardsman and cabinetmaker lived at a residential care home. He liked to feed pigeons on the steps of City Hall and play dominoes with his friends, according to the


To celebrate his birthday, he'd stopped for donuts and coffee -- his favorite snack -- three different times in three different places, Howard writes.

Afterward, he'd watched shoppers bustling to and from Macy's and Saks in Union Square, then wandered into a billiards room several blocks away to shoot pool.. Later that afternoon, he played dominoes at St. Vincent de Paul, then caught

a bus to the Wharf to watch the sun set over the Golden Gate Bridge.

He was shot in the back, 10 minutes after Tana Smith was killed, at Divisadero and Fulton Streets. He fell facedown on the sidewalk. Witnesses described his killer as a young black man of average height and weight with a medium Afro who

was wearing a light gray turtleneck sweater.

An ambulance raced to the scene, lights and sirens blaring, and an EMT determined that Wollin was still alive, but he didn't survive the trip to the hospital.

Again, the police found.32-caliber shell casings at the scene.

Fifteen minutes later, it was John Bambic's turn.

Bambic, 84, lived in a rooming house at 285 Ninth Street. He dressed in rags and had lost most of his teeth. He supplemented his Social Security income by digging through garbage bins for recyclables. When people saw the old man

doddering down the streets clutching dirty bottles, they thought he was a bum.

The only person who interacted with him on a regular basis was the corner grocer, who told the Chronicle he was a "loner."

Bambic was shot in the back at point-blank range as he rummaged through a trash bin. When he felt the sting of the bullet, he whirled around, grabbed his assailant's neck, and began to howl in his face, Howard writes. A resident watching

television in an apartment overlooking the street heard the commotion and looked out his window to see a black man and a white man locked in combat. Two men walking out of a bar also witnessed this scene. The black man screamed for Bambic

to let go of him. Bambic finally did, and dropped to an ignominious death amid the clutter of the street.

Roxanne McMillian, 23, had just moved to San Francisco with her husband and 4-month-old baby. Their apartment was a first-floor flat located at 102 Edinburgh.

As McMillian carried a box of kitchen towels from her car to her new apartment, a black man sidled up to her and told her hello, Howard writes.

He shot her once in the back and a second time in the side as she turned to speak to him. The gunman fled and her husband rushed to where she'd fallen on the apartment building steps.

Although she faced years of painful recovery and would be bound to a wheelchair for the rest of her life, she was lucky. She was the only victim who survived the night.

Fanatical Black Sect?

San Francisco Police Dept patch
San Francisco Police Dept patch

The San Francisco Police Department called the December 28 murder spree the city's most violent night since the late 1920s, when a cab driver named Buck Kelley went berserk and shot several people to death.

The city cringed with fear. The victims were outlined in yellow chalk on the streets where they fell, and these empty shapes were a constant reminder to passersby that they could be next. As the winter dusk fell early, office workers and

students rushed home to lock their doors and draw their shades.

The police pleaded for the public's help.

"This is a case where the public will be our best detectives," Chief of Inspectors Charles Barca told the Chronicle. "These are senseless, unprovoked crimes and it's hard to understand them."

Barca admitted that his department had few leads in the case. They knew the attackers were slender, young, black men who favored .32 automatic pistols. They knew the victims were random whites who merely happened to be in the

wrong place at the wrong time. Beyond that, they didn't know much, he said.

He assured the paper that his department would guarantee the anonymity of any witnesses that came forward.

The papers began to publish reports that the killings were part of an initiation rite of a "fanatical sect of blacks" who were killing white people across the country. In one such report, the Chronicle said that a white hitchhiker in Long Beach

was picked up by three black men on a freeway and driven to a deserted street, where he was savagely knifed and left for dead.

In all of the attacks, the assailants were described as polite, well-dressed black men who wore their hair closed-cropped or who had shaved their heads.

The city breathed a bit easier when there was a lull in the violence for several months.

Then came April.

Killings Resume

On the first of the month, two young Salvation Army cadets were targeted.

Thomas Rainwater, 19, and Linda Story, 21, were both first-year cadets at the Salvation Army School for Officers' Training Center at 1450 Laguna Street.

At 9 p.m., the cadets finished a study period, signed out of the center, and walked toward the Mayfair market two blocks away for a snack. They had an hour and half free until their 10:30 curfew. The streets around the training center were

filled with other young cadets dressed in the Salvation Army's signature navy-blue jackets.

A short distance from the market, a black man who had been following them overtook them and abruptly wheeled about. He had a gun in his hand. When the terrified couple turned to flee, the man shot each of them twice in the back, then

sprinted away, the Chronicle reported.

Rainwater died, Story survived.

Two cops were in a patrol car a block away and heard the shots. They sped to the scene, arriving 15 seconds after the attack.

"If he'd run the other way, toward us, we'd have got him," one of the officers told the paper afterward.

Some 50 police officers were summoned to fan across the city in search of the killer, but it was a futile effort. All they had on him were the four .32 caliber casings he'd left behind on the pavement.

Salvation Army Captain Alfred R. Van Cleef told the Chronicle that Rainwater had recently returned from a two-week stint in Arizona, where he'd preached to Salvation Army congregations in Tucson and Phoenix.

"It's ironic," Van Cleef said. "The last sermon he gave was titled "One Life to Live — One Life to Give."

Rainwater attended Monte Vista Christian High School in Watsonville, California and had received a scholarship to attend Bethany Bible College in Santa Cruz for a year before joining the Salvation Army in 1973.

"He was very dedicated to the principles of Christianity," Van Cleef said. "He said he wanted to work with children."

Victim Terry White, hospital
Victim Terry White, hospital

Easter Sunday the Zebra Killers struck again. Ward Anderson and Terry White were waiting for a bus when black gunmen wounded them.

Boy Next Door

Next came 23-year-old Nelson T. Shields IV.

Nelson T. Shields, IV victim
Nelson T. Shields, IV victim

The beautiful, boy-next-door Shields had dimples and a strong jaw. Named after his father, a wealthy Du Pont executive, he hailed from highbrow town of Greenville, Delaware.

Shields had left Hobart College in Geneva, New York, after his sophomore year, and spent the winter working at a ski resort in Aspen before driving to San Francisco visit family friends.

On April 16, 1974, he accompanied a friend to 231 Vernon Street in the

Ingleside district to buy a rug. It was 9:30 at night and the two young men had spent the afternoon playing lacrosse, then stopped at a pub for a couple of beers.

As his friend went into the house, Shields made room in the back of the station wagon they'd borrowed for the rug. As he bent over the car dressed in shorts and a gray sweatshirt, shots rang out.

A woman later told the police she saw a black man rushing up Vernon Street, "zipping up his jacket as he went," according to the Chronicle. Police inspector Gus Coreris told reporters it was definitely a Zebra shooting from the .32 caliber

cartridge casings left at the scene.

Shields, described by friends as a charming and kindhearted young man who had a habit of taking in stray dogs, died some 3,000 miles away from home. His father, stung by grief, would go on to establish Handgun Control Inc.

It was Shields’ first trip to San Francisco.

Tourism Nosedives

After the brief reprieve, the city was thrown into a state of shock. The streets emptied. Strangers clumped together at bus stops, chatting nervously and peering down the street for the too-slow bus.

As the shocking Zebra Killer stories made national headlines, San Francisco's bustling tourism industry took a beating. Potential visitors booked their vacations elsewhere. Even North Beach, a neighborhood with a seven-day-a-week

nightlife buoyed by abundant Italian eateries and sex shops, was deserted after dark.

The Chronicle reported that a widely publicized ballroom dance featuring an 18-piece band drew only 10 people. Movie theaters and large restaurants that offered valet or garaged parking did slightly better business than those that didn't.

San Francisco's Broadway, deserted in the evening
San Francisco's Broadway, deserted in the evening

"People simply won't walk the streets after dark anymore," North Beach resident Davey Rosenberg told the paper.

Meanwhile, scores of frustrated cops cruised the city in unmarked cars and found no suspicious activity.

The day after Shields was murdered, the SFPD held a press conference and announced a controversial plan it hoped would end the murders.

Police sketch of one suspect descibed by two victims
Police sketch of one suspect descibed by two victims

They handed reporters the first complete description and sketches of a suspected Zebra killer — a black man with a short Afro and a narrow chin. One sketch showed him wearing a knit stocking cap, the other did not.

"This is an extraordinary situation and it calls for extreme measures," Mayor Joseph Alioto told the press. "We are going to be stopping people in San Francisco who have a certain profile. We're going to stop a lot of people.

"We ask the cooperation of citizens and we want to assure them that we will be mindful of their constitutional rights."

The Hunt

Hundreds of cops fanned out across the city to stop, search, and question young black men who looked remotely similar to the sketch. They called it Operation Zebra.

Police with sketch cruise streets
Police with sketch cruise streets

One of the first men stopped was Robert Brooks, a 23-year-old private security guard. He was wearing a long black coat with a fur collar, platform shoes and an orange-and-brown knit stocking cap when an unmarked patrol car rolled up

beside him as he waited for a bus in the Mission District.

"They put me in the car and asked me questions about the killings," Brooks told the Chronicle. "They wanted to know if I had any firsthand information."

Brooks told the cops that the only thing he knew about the Zebra Killers was what he'd watched on television and read in the paper.

The first thing he did after the cops released him was to throw away his stocking cap to avoid future interrogations, he told the paper.

"I think the mayor is persecuting the black community for the acts of a few crazy dudes," Brooks told the Chronicle. "If the killings continue, some other people are talking about retaliation against blacks. That will be too bad. The thing is bad

enough now."

The Bay Area Association of Black Psychologists and Black Psychiatrists of Northern California also criticized the profiling, saying it raised the potential for violent confrontation between black and white residents.

When the police chief tried to assuage the association's fears by promising to hire 28 black officers to work the Zebra case, Aubrey Dent, a psychiatrist at Mt. Zion Hospital, scoffed.

"We don't need to be harassed by police of any color," he told the Chronicle.

More than 500 black men were stopped and searched before Operation Zebra was suspended.

U.S. District Judge Alfonso J. Zirpoli, acting on a suit sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the American Civil Liberties Union, ruled that the widespread profiling of African Americans was


The ruling was a blow to the SFPD, which once again felt helpless to protect the city against the mysterious killers.

Death Angels

The SFPD had tried another tack — offering a $30,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killers.

A man named Anthony Harris, who worked at Black Self Help, responded.

Anthony Harris
Anthony Harris

Harris was struggling to support a wife and baby, and $30K was a lot of dough to him. A few hours after he dropped a dime from a pay phone, detectives brought him to a police station for questioning. He spilled all the beans, telling them

about the Death Angels and the point system based on killing white people.

Howard writes that the Black Muslim sect believed white people were an inferior race created by evil scientist named Yacub, and that by killing "blue-eyed devils" or "grafted snakes" — as they called Caucasians — they would be guaranteed entry

to heaven. The cops couldn't believe their ears. But as Harris talked to them, they realized he was the real deal. Only a person who had witnessed the murders would be able to recount them in such detail.

Black Self-Help Center, outside
Black Self-Help Center, outside

Harris also told them about a killing that hadn't made the paper, that of a young white homeless man the group had kidnapped from Ghirardelli Square. The men had brought the man back to Black Self Help, stripped him naked and tied him

to a column in the loft, Howard writes. Then each of the men had chosen a weapon — a knife, a meat cleaver, a machete — and taken turns hacking him to pieces. Harris told the detectives that he'd dumped the body into the San Francisco Bay.

He gave them names, dates, addresses and details — all the cops needed for warrants to capture the killers.

Outside suspects' apartment
Outside suspects' apartment

In the pre-dawn hours of May 1, more than 100 cops carried out simultaneous pre-dawn raids. Forty officers were deployed to an apartment building at 844 Grove Street, where J.C. X. Simon lived in Apartment 2, and Larry Green in No.

7. Twenty cops charged into Black Self Help Moving and Storage Company on Market Street, where two suspects lived. None of the men arrested in the raid offered resistance.

Larry Green, mugshot
Larry Green, mugshot

Of the seven suspects taken into custody, three were later released.

Before the raids, Leroy Doctor had been convicted for assaulting PG&E employee Robert Stoeckmann and sentenced to prison, and another man, Jessie Lee Cooks, had been sentenced to life in prison for murdering Frances Rose.

Larry Green

Mayor Alioto (left) with Police Commissioner Garner
Mayor Alioto (left) with Police Commissioner Garner

Mayor Alioto told the press that the suspects were all members of a ring of Black Muslim murderers called "Death Angels," which he described in a statement as a group "dedicated to the murder and mutilation of whites and dissident


Local black leaders took offense at the mayor's proclamation.

"The statement seems to suggest one should be careful when around people who dress neatly in the Black Muslim fashion," Lowell Johnston of the local NAACP legal defense fund told reporters.

Black Muslim leader John Muhammad called on the mayor to apologize and said the arrest of the suspects was "nothing less than harassment." He pooh-poohed the "Death Angel" theory and denied there was a nationwide conspiracy by

Black Muslims to kill whites.

"If he's a Christian, a churchgoing man, he'll talk to his pastor or priest and come out with an apology for his actions," Muhammad told the Chronicle.

Muhammad also attacked Anthony Harris's credibility as an informer, describing Harris as a former mental patient, a "crackpot" and "a man who has a mental problem."

The Chronicle interviewed the parents of 22-year-old Larry Green, who was charged with the machete murder of Quita Hague and the maiming of her husband, Richard.

Larry Green, school photo
Larry Green, school photo

"He's a lovable child," his mother said. "Every time he comes over, he kisses me."

"Larry was a quiet person," his father added. "He's a person who implicated that whatever he believed in, he believed in doing right…he never talked about militancy."

Green was a furniture mover for Black Self Help and had joined the Black Muslims two and half years before the murders. He graduated from Berkeley High School and attended Laney and Merritt Community Colleges for a brief period

before dropping out. He lived with his wife and her 3-year-old daughter.

The trial began on March 3, 1975, and became the longest criminal trial in California history, lasting over a year. Superior Court Judge Joseph Karesh presided over the case, which included 181 witnesses and 3.5 million words of testimony.

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J.C. Simon, mugshot
J.C. Simon, mugshot
The Nation of Islam appointed attorneys for Simon, Green and Moore, but refused to represent Cooks after he pled guilty to killing Frances Rose. He was given a court-appointed lawyer.

Anthony Harris testified for 12 days and spilled it all, providing grisly details about how Green had hacked Quita Hague to death and how J.C. Simon killed Tana Smith. He denied hurting any of the victims himself.

The defense attacked Harris' testimony, recounting his long history of emotional problems — he was first placed in a mental hospital at age 14 — and blamed the killings on him and him alone.

Manuel Moore, mugshot
Manuel Moore, mugshot
As for the defendants, Moore was calm and made a good impression with jurors, but gave conflicting testimony about dates and events, Howard writes. Simon discredited himself by claiming to have been visited by Allah. Green was

articulate. And Cooks didn't testify at all.

Jessie Lee Cooks, mugshot
Jessie Lee Cooks, mugshot

The jury took just 18 hours to reach a unanimous decision, finding all four defendants guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Each was sentenced to life in prison. Green laughed when the verdict was


In the decades since their imprisonment, the men have petitioned for –— and been denied — parole on multiple occasions.

Dwight Stallings
Dwight Stallings
Dwight Stallings and four other men were arrested as suspects in the Zebra killings but were released for lack of evidence. reported on Dec. 22, 1995 that Stallings, a 49-year-old dockworker, was found dead of unknown causes.

Retired homicide Inspector Rotea Gilford, San Francisco's first African American homicide detective, had known Stallings all his life and was the man who arrested him in the 1970s.

"I know he bought ammunition; I don't know if he ever pulled the trigger, but I know he was involved," Gilford stated.

After Stallings was released from the Zebra case, he led a quiet life as a longshoreman, raising his family.

Faded Memory

During a six-month period between 1973 and 1974, the group killed 14 people and wounded seven others solely because they were white, but the Zebra murders seemed to fade from the collective memory. Today, most San Franciscans have

never heard of them. Every day, thousands of people walk over the same spots where the Zebra victims were gunned down, completely oblivious to the violent deaths that stained the sidewalk beneath their feet.

The place where the men worked and some even lived — Black Self Help Moving and Storage — is now an antiques dealership. Recently, a store employee would only allow a reporter to enter after she promised not to publish the

address, take pictures, or discuss the case with other employees, who weren't aware of the location's history.

The loft where the Zebra Killers met to work themselves into a frenzy of hate some 30 years ago is now full of old furniture. The central column where the killers allegedly tied a naked transient before hacking him to death is obstructed by

dressers and chairs.

A few blocks away, at the site where Neal Moynihan was gunned down near the Civic Center Hotel as he carried the teddy bear he'd purchased for his sister's Christmas present, the bloodstains have long since faded .... as has the memory

of the Zebra Killer's six-month reign of terror.


The only book on the subject is Clark Howard's Zebra. Although it’s out of print, it remains the most complete portrayal of the Zebra Killers to date. Howard pored over police reports, court records, and conducted extensive interviews with

witnesses and the murderers themselves to research the book.

Other Resources

Anspacher, Carolyn. "Zebra Steals Some of S.F.'s Spirit," San Francisco Chronicle, April 25, 1974.

Associated Press. "'Zebra Killer' Judge Zirpoli Dies at 90," July 15, 1995.

Associated Press. "Board Turns Down Parole Request by Zebra Killer; Experts say inmate shows no remorse for racial slayings," August 30, 1990.

Associated Press. "S.F. Zebra Killer Denied Parole," July 7, 1988.

Associated Press. "Zebra Killers Lose Another Bid for Parole; Black Muslims serving life for murders in 1973-74," June 26, 1991.

Associated Press. "Zebra Killers Denied Parole for 3rd Time," August 1, 1985.

Howard, Clark. "Zebra," Berkley Books, 1979.

Jennings, Duffy. "7 Blacks Arrested in Zebra Killings," San Francisco Chronicle, May 1, 1974.

Jennings, Duffy. "'Extreme Measure in Zebra Hunt – Police to 'Stop a Lot of People,'' San Francisco Chronicle, April 18, 1974.

Jennings, Duffy. "Police Have Slim Clues in Latest Senselesss Slaying,'' San Francisco Chronicle, April 3, 1974.

Leary, Kevin. "Anguish of Gun Victim's Mother,'' San Francisco Chronicle, April 3, 1974.

Kell, Gretchen. "New Day of Pain in 'Zebra' Killings; Couple to Testify Against Parole on Anniversary of Son's Murder, Sacramento Bee, April 16, 1991.

Power, Keith. "'Police Knew of Cult 7 Months Ago,'"San Francisco Chronicle, May 2, 1974.

San Francisco Chronicle. "Parents Defend a Zebra Suspect," May 3, 1974.

San Francisco Chronicle. "The 12th 'Zebra' Victim," April 18, 1974.

San Francisco Chronicle. "List of State Victims Linked by Alioto," May 2, 1974.

San Francisco Chronicle. "7 More Zebra Victims in S.F." May 2, 1974.

San Francisco Chronicle. "Muslims Call for an Alioto Apology," May 4, 1974.

San Francisco Chronicle. "Muslim's Report on Zebra Tipster," May 6, 1974.

Wallace, Kevin. "Grief for the S.F. Murder Victims." San Francisco Chronicle, January 1, 1974.

Washington, Huel. "Muslim's Report on Zebra Tipster." San Francisco Chronicle, May 6, 1974.

Washington, Huel. "First 'Suspect' had Own Badge, " San Francisco Chronicle, May 6, 1974.

Washington, Huel. "Another Street Slaying – The 18th 'Zebra Victim,'" San Francisco Chronicle, April 17, 1974.

Ziegler, Mel. "The Night Pursuit of an Elusive Killer," San Francisco Chronicle, April 20, 1974.


Remembering The Zebra Killings
By: James Lubinskas
Thursday, August 30, 2001


kinda like sunnis versus shiites;feat=home_top5_shared

Black Panthers denounce ‘new’ Panthers


Four muslim men in hijabs arraigned in Ruby Jewelers holdup


How Bad is Obamaconomy? Parents Cut Back on Diapers


October 6, 2011, - 3:19 pm
Again: Saudi Passenger Tries to Storm Cockpit; Set Free By Police


October 4, 2011, - 5:07 pm
Supreme Ct Declines Muslim Headscarf Jail Case; Prison Women Don’t Have to Remove Hijab


October 5, 2011, - 1:12 pm
In Dig to Israeli Scientist, Nobel Prize Cites “Arabs,” “Islam”


Anwar Al-Awlaki once the go-to "bridge builder" for US gov't: another example-Abdurahman Alamoudi, same deal, but he's doing 23 years in prison currently..


"Over the past several weeks we have talked a lot about “information warfare,” and how the Muslim Brotherhood and its front organizations in America have used it to successfully deceive and mislead many government officials, military leaders,

members of the media, and academics.

This past September 11th, national security and terrorism correspondent Patrick Poole posted a well-researched commentary


The U.S. Government’s Failed History of Muslim Outreach Since 9/11

It is too terrible to contemplate how many more lives may eventually be sacrificed before our elected officials decide to reverse course.
September 11, 2011 - 11:15 am - by Patrick Poole

exposing how government Muslim outreach programs have frequently failed, leaving government officials with egg on their faces.

These programs often fail because too many in government fall for the disinformation they are fed. Regardless of the reason—ignorance, political correctness, gullibility, naivete’, willful blindness—the fact remains that these government outreach

programs are littered with failures.

Perhaps the most notable example is that of Abdurahman Alamoudi, once the “go to” Muslim in Washington, now serving a 23 year prison sentence.

The “establishment media” play an important role in the Muslim Brotherhood information warfare campaign. On September 30th, in the “PJ Tatler,” Poole does a “rewind” in which he reminds anyone who will pay attention how jihadist leader Anwar

al-Awlaki was once highly regarded.

Here are just two of Poole’s posts. Even if you don’t read them, the titles tell it all.

Rewind: New York Times hailed Awlaki as “a new generation of Muslim leader”

Rewind: NPR says Awlaki can “build bridges between Islam and the West”

Anwar al-Awlaki—“bridge builder.” It would be comic if it weren’t so tragic. "


what the hell?



The Radicalization of the Obama Justice Department

Published October 04, 2011
Sean Hannity

Special Guests: J. Christian Adams, author, 'Injustice'

looks like the 3 to 4 black power salutes behind Obama photo from Selma 2007 has been scrubbed from every site....I only found 1, included at right..

"Injustice includes a disturbing photo of Shabazz and the Panthers marching behind Obama with raised fists in the “Black Power” salute."

Yes, someone please put on LiveLeak for me, thx..

Shock Photos: Candidate Obama Appeared And Marched With New Black Panther Party in 2007
by Andrew Breitbart


Race hustlers of a feather: Obama and the New Black Panther Party



Friday, October 7, 2011
Newest rant by Wall Street Protesters: Blame it on the Jews!

"Fuckin' Jews... Wall Street Jews!"


Updated: Video Of Shooter’s Interview Of Friend Jesse Jackson Added – 3 Dead, 5 Wounded By Suspected Muslim In Cali Quarry Shooting, Carjacking – Shooter Had Interviewed Jesse Jackson Sr. On His “Real To Real” TV Show Last Year


October 5, 2011, - 4:05 pm
California Gunman Tight w/ Jesse Jackson; YouTube Removes Vid to Protect Jesse; Is “Shareef” a Muslim?


Don’t Forget: Herman Cain’t Resist the Al-Qaeda Mosque


Prince Al-Waleed’s FOX News: “Occupied East Jerusalem”


Hey, Another Plot to Blow Up Pentagon & the Religion is (DRUMROLL) . . .


Federal agents charge Ashland man with targeting Pentagon, Capitol with aerial explosives


Angola Gets Rid of Its Hezbollah Muslims; When Will We?


October 3, 2011, - 3:04 pm
Muslima on Trial for Terrorism Refuses to Stand for Judge; Govt’s Disturbing “Terrorism” Expert

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    Wash. Muslims asks for investigation (by DOJ) of FBI bias


    Hertz workers: We were suspended because of our muslim religion (as Teamsters Union supports them-how fitting)

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  • Good job...I'm glad that someone has brought these killings back into the "limelight".Lest we forget.Excellent work!

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  • this country has to stop its willful blindness. And it has to garbage-can political correctness too. And we have to make sure that executions are carried out within one year of sentencing too.

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  • Shia murdering Sunni and Sunni murdering Shia. The muslim population is decreasing because of this and the end of Islam is at hand Inshallah.
    More Muslims are murdered by fellow Muslim than anyone or anything else.

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  • The one black thug looks just like Kenya west if you ask me! Shame that not many east coast Americans know about these killings. I just learned about them about a year ago on the website

    Highly recommend this site it will open your eyes white America! And it's not about HATE it's about Facts that they don't tell America on our nightly news programs. I have nothing to gain money-wise by putting this blog on this page!!! I'm Doing it for the white More..

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  • Somebody read this crap for me and don't tell me what it says.

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